ICC news September 20, 2010

Tendulkar in all major categories for ICC awards

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Sachin Tendulkar leads the nominations for the seventh ICC awards as the only cricketer to have been short-listed in all the three major categories. India opener Virender Sehwag, South Africa's middle-order batsman Hashim Amla and England offspinner Graeme Swann are the other names in the marquee Cricketer of the Year short-list. Swann was a late inclusion to the initial long-list after the ICC overlooked him when they first released the list of contenders for the awards. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Bangalore on October 6.

Amla and Sehwag were also nominated for the Test cricketer of the Year award, along with South Africa seamer Dale Steyn. Two Australians - seamer Ryan Harris and allrounder Shane Watson - and South Africa's middle-order batsman AB de Villiers completed the short-list for the ODI award, along with Tendulkar.

Tendulkar was in prolific form during the assessment period - August 24 2009 to August 10 2010 - scoring 1064 runs in 10 Tests, and 914 runs in 17 ODIs, including the first double-century in the history of the format.

Sehwag's inclusion in the Test category came as no surprise after a year during which he topped the run-charts, apart from scoring his runs at an exceptional strike-rate of 97.34.

Ricky Ponting, the Australia captain who was the top ODI run-scorer during the assessment period, did not make the cut despite being on both the ODI and Player of the Year short-lists. de Villiers, who topped the ODI averages among players who scored above 700 runs, had four centuries in the 12-month period - second only to Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored five.

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene won two Twenty20 nominations for his knocks against Zimbabwe and West Indies in the World Twenty20, while Brendon McCullum and Michael Hussey were also short-listed for batting performances. South Africa seamer Ryan McLaren was the only bowler to figure in the list of five.

This year's awards include nine individual prizes and three team awards. For the first time, a "people's choice award" that will be decided by online fan votes has been included. The short-lists were nominated by an independent 25-person academy comprising a host of former players, members of the media, and representatives of the elite panel of umpires and match referees.

The short-lists

Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, Virender Sehwag, Graeme Swann and Sachin Tendulkar

Test Player of the Year: Hashim Amla, Virender Sehwag, Dale Steyn and Sachin Tendulkar

ODI Player of the Year: Ryan Harris, Sachin Tendulkar , AB de Villiers, Shane Watson

Emerging Player of the Year: Umar Akmal, Steven Finn, Angelo Mathews and Tim Paine

Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year: Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands), Trent Johnson (Ireland), Kevin O'Brien (Ireland) and Mohammed Shahzad (Afghanistan)

Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Michael Hussey 60* v Pakistan, Mahela Jayawardene 100 v Zimbabwe, Mahela Jayawardene 98* v West Indies, Ryan McLaren 5-19 v West Indies and Brendon McCullum 116* v Australia.

Women's Cricketer of the Year: Katherine Brunt (England), Shelley Nitschke (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia) and Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

Umpire of the Year: Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Tony Hill and Simon Taufel

Spirit of Cricket: India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

Members of the voting academy

Former players: Ian Healy, Moin Khan, Athar Ali Khan, Shaun Pollock, Bob Willis, Sidath Wettimuny, Kris Srikkanth, Ian Bishop, Jeremy Coney, Mpumelelo Mbangwa and Roland Lefebvre

Media: Jim Maxwell (Australia), Osman Samiuddin (Pakistan), Sayeed Uzzaman (Bangladesh), Neil Manthorp (South Africa), Mike Selvey (England), Ranil Abeynaike (Sri Lanka), Sharda Ugra (India), Fazeer Mohammed (West India), Richard Boock (New Zealand), Enock Muchinjo (Zimbabwe) and Ian Callender (Associate Representative)

Elite panel of ICC referees representative: Roshan Mahanama

Elite panel of ICC umpires representative: Rudi Koertzen

Chairman of ICC cricket committee: Clive Lloyd

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • vinayagamurthy on September 24, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    VIRU IS A TRUE MATCH WINNER IN ALL FORMATE OF THE GAME. HE MOVES INDIA TO NO.1 POSITION IN TEST RANKING .EVER HE DON'T PLAY FOR RECORDS AND ONLY PLAY FOR WIN. HIS ABILITY SHOULD BE BROKEN MANY RECORDS. SO CRIKETTER OF THE YEAR & TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO VIRU.ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR - SACHIN OR WATSON.

  • on September 23, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    we cannot accept the this nominations until sanga & dilshan names approved. absolutely this is a great error.

  • on September 22, 2010, 16:10 GMT

    my prediction is Swann is player of the year,, Sehwag is test player of the year,, A B de villiers is one day player of the year and Umar Akmal Emerging Player of the Year.......

  • on September 21, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    TENDULKAR deserves both "Cricketer of the Year" and "ODI Player of the Year". When comes to Test player of the year, he is a very strong contender!

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on September 21, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    @zxaar. I will defend Something Witty, for he shares a similar view as I do. I don't think he is a Sachin hater at all. He, like me, thinks an all-rounder who has had a great yr. deserves cricketer of the yr. The key word being CRICKETER not batsman of the yr. Scoring 200 does not give u automatic rights to the award. Lara scored 400* and did not get the award that yr. and that was when the awards had some credibility, unlike the last 2 yrs.

  • on September 21, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Th cricketer of the year should no doubt go to Sachin as watson is missing from the list.The test player is Sehwag and one day player will go to de villiers. Now that Aamer is not there,Mathews appears to be the favourite ut it wont be a surprise if the younger Akmal wins it.....The best t20 performance should go to Mike Hussey(if they are not counting upon the runs scored,otherwise Mahela Jayawardene)...Best umpire is Aleem Dar.....@Taufique Atique--Tamim Has been playing cricket for almost 4-5 years so I dont think he is "still" emerging.He might have been in the list 3 years ago for his performance in the 2007 World Cup where due to his heroics,India was thrown out of the competition.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:29 GMT

    And what a blunder keeping Eoin Morgan out of the emerging players list ...... Matthews should be the favorite now.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    @CricFan78 : too good. i have nothing against Alexk400 (he is free to voice his opinion), but that comment made me laugh.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:17 GMT

    As Tendulkar has been nominated in all 3 categories, it shows he had had a fabulous year in both tests and ODIs (and also was the best player of IPL for that matter). No one else has excelled in BOTH tests and ODIs. So overall, he should take the Best Cricketer. Test cricketer should go to Sehwag or Swann (Swann for a change, maybe) and ODI cicketer to Watson. Hussey for the T20 innings. Spirit of cricket to New Zealand as i want Vettori to recieve at least one award during the ceremony.

  • zxaar on September 21, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    @ Something_Witty "I'm not a Tendulkar hater, " ---------- i said that so i think i take it back. Haven't seen you bashing sachin in every article. There are some people who have posted in this thread who are sachin hater because they bash sachin in every article. About cricketer of year nominations sachin would deserve much more because he has done extra ordinary in every format. Plus 200 in ODI barrier is first time broken and i think that alone is enough to warrant odi player of the year.

  • vinayagamurthy on September 24, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    VIRU IS A TRUE MATCH WINNER IN ALL FORMATE OF THE GAME. HE MOVES INDIA TO NO.1 POSITION IN TEST RANKING .EVER HE DON'T PLAY FOR RECORDS AND ONLY PLAY FOR WIN. HIS ABILITY SHOULD BE BROKEN MANY RECORDS. SO CRIKETTER OF THE YEAR & TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO VIRU.ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR - SACHIN OR WATSON.

  • on September 23, 2010, 6:11 GMT

    we cannot accept the this nominations until sanga & dilshan names approved. absolutely this is a great error.

  • on September 22, 2010, 16:10 GMT

    my prediction is Swann is player of the year,, Sehwag is test player of the year,, A B de villiers is one day player of the year and Umar Akmal Emerging Player of the Year.......

  • on September 21, 2010, 17:55 GMT

    TENDULKAR deserves both "Cricketer of the Year" and "ODI Player of the Year". When comes to Test player of the year, he is a very strong contender!

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on September 21, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    @zxaar. I will defend Something Witty, for he shares a similar view as I do. I don't think he is a Sachin hater at all. He, like me, thinks an all-rounder who has had a great yr. deserves cricketer of the yr. The key word being CRICKETER not batsman of the yr. Scoring 200 does not give u automatic rights to the award. Lara scored 400* and did not get the award that yr. and that was when the awards had some credibility, unlike the last 2 yrs.

  • on September 21, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    Th cricketer of the year should no doubt go to Sachin as watson is missing from the list.The test player is Sehwag and one day player will go to de villiers. Now that Aamer is not there,Mathews appears to be the favourite ut it wont be a surprise if the younger Akmal wins it.....The best t20 performance should go to Mike Hussey(if they are not counting upon the runs scored,otherwise Mahela Jayawardene)...Best umpire is Aleem Dar.....@Taufique Atique--Tamim Has been playing cricket for almost 4-5 years so I dont think he is "still" emerging.He might have been in the list 3 years ago for his performance in the 2007 World Cup where due to his heroics,India was thrown out of the competition.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:29 GMT

    And what a blunder keeping Eoin Morgan out of the emerging players list ...... Matthews should be the favorite now.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:26 GMT

    @CricFan78 : too good. i have nothing against Alexk400 (he is free to voice his opinion), but that comment made me laugh.

  • ad-infinitum on September 21, 2010, 13:17 GMT

    As Tendulkar has been nominated in all 3 categories, it shows he had had a fabulous year in both tests and ODIs (and also was the best player of IPL for that matter). No one else has excelled in BOTH tests and ODIs. So overall, he should take the Best Cricketer. Test cricketer should go to Sehwag or Swann (Swann for a change, maybe) and ODI cicketer to Watson. Hussey for the T20 innings. Spirit of cricket to New Zealand as i want Vettori to recieve at least one award during the ceremony.

  • zxaar on September 21, 2010, 12:22 GMT

    @ Something_Witty "I'm not a Tendulkar hater, " ---------- i said that so i think i take it back. Haven't seen you bashing sachin in every article. There are some people who have posted in this thread who are sachin hater because they bash sachin in every article. About cricketer of year nominations sachin would deserve much more because he has done extra ordinary in every format. Plus 200 in ODI barrier is first time broken and i think that alone is enough to warrant odi player of the year.

  • on September 21, 2010, 12:04 GMT

    where is tamim iqbal????probably he's omitted because he's from Bangladesh...how on earth he isnt in the list of emerging player of the year..

  • AK47_pk on September 21, 2010, 11:56 GMT

    sachin?? hmmmmmm the greatest batsman ever in the history...i absolutley love his batting, (hard to admit cuz im a pakistani)...shane watson?? cant stop laughing......dilsahan shouldve been included in one day format.....nothing proven against amir yet but again hes a pakistani so he didnt deserve to be in list at 1st hand.....umer akmal should withdraw himself from this ICC DRAMA...

  • vip322 on September 21, 2010, 11:22 GMT

    Name only indian players for all the awards. Tendulkar, shewag, Gambir, dhoni, yuvraj who else. Why indians are so bias? Are they following Sunil Govaskars foot steps? Never appriciate players from other countries even they are greater than some indian players. kind of jelousy

  • on September 21, 2010, 10:50 GMT

    Anyone questioning the inclusion of Sachin Tendulkar, in the Test Squad, doesn't know his/her cricket.

  • rajneeshamin0101 on September 21, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    @Alexk400, For too long have you gone about dissing one particular cricketer. Why do I get the feeling that its purely personal? You jealous or something?

  • prashant1 on September 21, 2010, 9:53 GMT

    Sachin should not get just the cricket of the year award. He should get the greatest cricketer of all time award.

  • Something_Witty on September 21, 2010, 9:40 GMT

    I'm not a Tendulkar hater, I think he's a fantastic batsman and a great guy. But player of the year? Seriously? Swann, Sehwag and Watson are all better candidates by far. My personal choice was Watson, because of his great all round performances; no other player has contributed so much to his team during the time period. Swann came a close second in my mind, as he has been England's only decent bowler for a fair time now.

  • prashant1 on September 21, 2010, 9:22 GMT

    alek400,Ive noticed thats all you do. sit around on cricinfo passing rubbish comments on the greatest batsman of all time=Sachin Tendulkar. ...what happened? unemployed?

  • prashant1 on September 21, 2010, 9:20 GMT

    After 21 YEARS !!! And even now, Tendulkar is Simply the Best.Got to be the best batsman of all time now ,alongside the Don.

  • on September 21, 2010, 9:15 GMT

    Cricketer of the year : Sachin Tendulkar, Test player of the year : Virendra Sehwag ODI player of the year : Sachin Tendualkar Emerging player of they year : Angelo Matthews 20-20 performance : Brendon Macullum Umpire: Taufel Spirit of Cirkcet: India Associate: Mohamad sehazad

  • Mannix16 on September 21, 2010, 8:44 GMT

    india or zimbabwe should get spirit of cricket. usually its sri lanka with the spirit of cricket but after sanga took captaincy, it has not been to great. India has switched from being the sore losers to having pretty good team spirit. really disappointed that sangakkara has not been nominated test player i'm tired of the icc and rest of the world except for india taking sri lanka lightly. they are a very strong test team and i still see the stronger teams (with exception of India) not willing to play too much. just because they are a small nation doesn't mean they can't play, they are matching india so far in both formats and they are the number 1 ranked team now. come on australia, england, south africa step up your game and instead of playing each other and india, play against sri lanka at least too.

  • danmcfarland on September 21, 2010, 7:40 GMT

    Majumdar from bangladesh...there is a link in the article which show you the table of the batting record....so please get your facts right before you say that Tamim has better record in test than Sehwag in 2010. The jury above is good enough to select the candidates and the winners. We should all keep our mouth shut and watch who get what!!!

  • hellraiser9 on September 21, 2010, 7:28 GMT

    Cricketer of the year - Sehwag, Test player - SACHIN THE GREATEST/AMLA, ODI- SACHIN , EMERGING PLAYER- Finn, T20 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - Hussey, Spirit - India, Umpire - Simon..

    Sachin has been exceptional with double century and many other centuries in both forms. It will be hard to ignore him for either of the two awards in tests and odis.

  • on September 21, 2010, 7:16 GMT

    Sachin has really worked hard for this and performed. He is the right person for these award.

  • Just_slogout on September 21, 2010, 7:07 GMT

    No Watson for cricketer of the year award!!! what a farce!!.....and why not eoin morgan is included in emerging player of the year award?? and tim paine!! gimme a break!.....the list is laughable. It again shows ICC consist of bunch of clowns!

  • kmister12 on September 21, 2010, 7:01 GMT

    Player of the year: Sachin Tendulkar, Test player: Sehwag, ODI: Watson/Tendulkar, T20: McCullum! - 116* against a strong side, unlike Jayawardena*, probably the greatest T20 innings of all time, also the best match I have scene.

  • chandu079 on September 21, 2010, 6:17 GMT

    hi i am chandu.......i'l vote for the master blaster for the CRICKETER of the YEAR.....the TEST player of the YEAR....and also the ODI player of the year.....JAI HIND....

  • KaZsa on September 21, 2010, 6:05 GMT

    Where is Sanga???No.1 Test batmen in the world.Not even a nominee for the test player of the year.Really wired.

  • Sach_is_Life on September 21, 2010, 5:55 GMT

    Cricketer Of The Yr - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , Test Player of the Yr - Veeru , ODI Player of the yr - Watson or Sachin ..!!

  • champ_abhi on September 21, 2010, 5:41 GMT

    Player of the year: Sachin, Test-Sehwag, ODIs-Devilliars, T 20 Perforemance-Hussey 60*, emerging player-Umar Akmel,best Umpire-Aleem Dar.............Sachin has done well in both tests and ODIs so deserves player of the year. Sehwag had great year in test cricket with many impact innings, Devilliars was totally outstanding in ODIs, Mccullam's innings was great bt if we look at the situation in which Hussey played the innings., Hussey is more deserving, Umar Akmel is probably the best young talent in Batting after Suresh Raina in last few years................

  • on September 21, 2010, 5:29 GMT

    what about Dilshan. whether they are taking the revenge from him.

  • sathish4042 on September 21, 2010, 5:26 GMT

    @Alexk400..Everytime a comment or any article is posted abt the great sachin u voluntarily comes and says something bad abt him...I am an Aussie and we all love sachin the most and we consider him as one of our people in our country...just not becas of his Cricketing magics but also for his incomparrable character...his is just a legend nxt to bradman of any era....onething i sure that people like you cant diminish the image of sachin...1 billion people not only in india but also around the world love him....

  • on September 21, 2010, 5:18 GMT

    what about Dilshan. whether they are taking the revenge from him.

  • tpjpower on September 21, 2010, 5:17 GMT

    Player of the Year: Graeme Swann / Test Player: Virender Sehwag / ODI Player: AB de Villiers / Emerging Player of the Year: Steven Finn / Associate Player: Mohammed Shahzad / T20I Performance: Brendon McCullum 116* v Australia / Women's Player: Shelley Nitschke / Umpire: Simon Taufel / Spirit of Cricket: Zimbabwe

    It's Tendulkar vs Swann for the cricketer of the year, but the fact that Swann is making old-fashioned offspin fashionable again means he deserves the award - he's had the biggest impact on the sport over the last year. Dale Steyn vs Viru for the Test Player award; either selection would be fine. Big shame that Tamim Iqbal wasn't included in the Emerging Players category and that Mohammad Aamer so spectacularly disqualified himself - these two are better than any of the other contenders in the list. Finally, it's important to recognise that Zimbabwe are fighting hard to get back into Test cricket and they played with wonderful spirit to overcome India twice.

  • on September 21, 2010, 5:14 GMT

    this is absolutely frustrating. definitely sanga name should be included. he has showed wonderful batting display through out the year. actually what is happening ?

  • on September 21, 2010, 5:01 GMT

    Thanks Alexk400 no one's asking you

  • on September 21, 2010, 4:45 GMT

    lol...no dilshan for ODI player of the year after 5 centuries...no sanga for test player of the year....and India is in the spirite of cricket award...lol....

  • KaZsa on September 21, 2010, 4:36 GMT

    Where is Sanga???No.1 Test batmen in the world.Not even a nominee for the test player of the year.Really wired.

  • on September 21, 2010, 4:28 GMT

    He is the best guy who deserves these awards.

  • CricFan78 on September 21, 2010, 4:20 GMT

    Alexk400 do let us know what gripe do you have with Sachin since you always comment against him in all cricinfo articles. Did he refuse to give you autograph? Please be honest!

  • maddy20 on September 21, 2010, 4:05 GMT

    I agree Sachin deserves the ODI award and may be the test award too considering that he has scored his runs at an average of 92.3 and a strike-rate of 97! @Faruq Ahmed- Seriously? Sehwag has scored his runs at an average of 93.40 and a strike rate of 97. Do you still wanna compare him to Sehwag? @Ahmad Ali- Another typical ant-Indian

  • Realhotshady on September 21, 2010, 3:58 GMT

    Cricketer of the year : Sachin Tendulkar, Test player of the year : Virendra Sehwag, ODI player of the year : Shane Watson, Emerging player of they year : Umar Akmal, 20-20 performance : Michael Hussey

  • bismoy on September 21, 2010, 3:10 GMT

    @Alexk400,it doesn't matter what you think of sachin,what matter is what 90% sane people and judges thinks.....you can tell anything what you wish, but fact is shewag is sachin great fan and sachin is world greatest .period.. even people find fault in bradman,that doen't make bradman ordinary...similary you can shout against sachin rest of your life..nothing will change,sachin was best,is best and will remain best.....

  • Muzgrob on September 21, 2010, 3:09 GMT

    Player of year: Sachin, Test: Sehwag, ODI: Watson, Emerging: Finn, Associate: Johnson, T20: McCullum, Umpire: Taufel, Spirit of Cirkcet: New Zealand

  • RUppu on September 21, 2010, 0:51 GMT

    Player Of Year --> Sachin Test Player of Year --> Sehwag ODI Player of Year --> Sachin Emerging Player of the Year --> Umar Akmal Twenty20 International Performance of the Year-->Michael Hussey 60* v Pakistan Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year--->Ryan ten Doe schate (Netherlands) Umpire of the Year --> Simon Taufel Spirit of Cricket --> India

  • on September 21, 2010, 0:32 GMT

    player of the year :swan test : steyn odi: watto youngster : finn(akmal deserves more) t20 :mcCulum

  • zxaar on September 21, 2010, 0:30 GMT

    @ Something_Witty "Seriously... Tendulkar? Please. Just because it's Tendulkar doesn't mean the board has to bow and scrape to him. Only Indians think of him as a God..." ---------------- Its really frustrating being a tendulkar hater. I can see your pain. The guy keep scoring runs and in all format. And to make things worse he average around 80 in tests for the period concerned and 65+ in ODIs in same period. Tough to be you.

  • OutdoorMiner on September 21, 2010, 0:14 GMT

    Cricketer of the Year : Sachin Tendulkar, Test Player : Virender Sehwag, ODI Player : AB de Villiers, Emerging Player : Angelo Mathews, Associate Player : Ryan ten Doeschate, Twenty20 Performance : Michael Hussey, Women's Cricketer of the Year : Ellyse Perry, Umpire : Aleem Dar, Spirit : New Zealand

  • Abaa on September 21, 2010, 0:08 GMT

    Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the Year: Hashim Amla ODI Player of the Year: AB de Villiers Emerging Player of the Year: Umar Akmal Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year: Trent Johnson (Ireland) Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Michael Hussey 60* v Pakistan Women's Cricketer of the Year: (no idea on this one) Umpire of the Year: (no opinion on this one either) Spirit of Cricket: New Zealand

  • lugujaga on September 20, 2010, 23:56 GMT

    these awards are devisive and serve no purpose whatsoever .the icc need to do the hard work and try to catch match fixers and forget about these foolish awards which will just create animosity among cricket fans from different nations . how can the icc create a sense of inclusiveness if you continue with these awards that divide fans and nations with absurd bias and curryfavored selections . let the icc concentrate on cleaning up cricket not problematic awards shows of no cricketing value at all.

  • on September 20, 2010, 23:04 GMT

    Why is everyone suggesting Husseys 60* be T20 performance? Did no one see McCullums 116* vs Aussie? McScooping to Tait at 155kph and rolling away at the same time! Slog sweeping Nannes for 6 at 153kph! Look it up online the best knock I've ever seen.

  • Alexk400 on September 20, 2010, 22:09 GMT

    Sachin should get nothing if you ask me. he was playing for his own records and never played to win. He is not impact player. He should not get any award. Period.

  • on September 20, 2010, 21:09 GMT

    Cricketer of the year Sachin. Test Player of the year Viru. ODI player might be Shane Watson or Sachin - tough choice.

  • on September 20, 2010, 21:02 GMT

    You've got to search Youtube or Google Videos to watch Brendon McCullum's outstanding 116* v Australia in the Twenty20. I'm sure coaches around the world are stumped at whether or not to coach his scoop to the long stop boundary for 6. I remember being 12 years old and having a fielder in that position because my wicketkeeper couldn't catch the ball but I doubt you'd ever see an international team being able to counter McCullum's unique shot selection.

  • Devapriya on September 20, 2010, 20:30 GMT

    Isn't Kumar Sangakkara the best test batsman - for some time now. Why is he not in this list?

  • atif1977 on September 20, 2010, 20:25 GMT

    This nomination is a farce in the face of all Pakistanis. There has been no proof yet that implicated Aamir, Asif, or our captain Salman. Damn you ICC and the rest of your cohorts.

  • SrikanthReddi on September 20, 2010, 20:23 GMT

    Sachin deserves to be in all 3 categories for his consistency. I want to hear what our MIRROR CHAPPELL would say on this? He had eaten his own mud talking too early on Sachin's career... wake up Mr.Ian Mirror Chappell and salute Sachin.

  • anilkanduri on September 20, 2010, 20:21 GMT

    Easy one among the five is Hussey's 60* and i hope it is quite obvious..Then,among all nominated players for the best Test Batsmen,i think Sehwag is much more an impact player..i mean a Sehwag's 100 has mattered more to IND than an Amla's 100 to SA..so i feel Sehwag should be the best test batsmen.In ODIs,Sachin looks more fit as he has scored invaluable runs like 175 Vs Aus and the the 200*..so for ODIs it may be Sachin..There is a half chance for AB since he too has done a great job..this is tough!!The big one..Cricketer of the year should be Sachin 'coz in the given period he has been phenomenal with the bat..his credentials would be first ever 200 in ODIs and a cluster of test tons as well..Emerging talent seems a bit tricky,I'l go with Umar Akmal!!

  • Alexk400 on September 20, 2010, 19:54 GMT

    I would give cricketer of the year and test player of the year to Sehwag , Watson definitely ODI player of the year. Sachin should not get any awards. selfish player.

  • on September 20, 2010, 19:32 GMT

    Tendulkar gr8 mahhaan...........

  • on September 20, 2010, 19:31 GMT

    Sachin is the best batsman and he deserves to be the Cricketer of the year. He has devoted his life to Indian Cricket.. GO SACHIN!!!!!

  • Non_Sense on September 20, 2010, 19:26 GMT

    No Doubt : Sachin must be Player of the Year , Sehwag must be Test Crickter of The Year , Shane Watson must be ODI player , Emerging Player " Ajgelo Mathews" and TEAM SPIRIT Award : NewsLand

    The Nominees are good selection , ICC must Release a Cheque to WelFare Society too.

    Thx Manoj http://manojkumarjain.blogspot.com

  • ijk007 on September 20, 2010, 18:52 GMT

    All-rounder having more chance than Batsman/Bowler, Is it!!! I don't know really how it could be. Even if u r allrounder u need to prove it. Shane watson is really good in ODI and T20, but as far as Test he is not. There are a list who are seating ahead of him. And even more ridiculous is comparing Sanga with Shewag & Swann. Both Shewag and Swann gave much more better performances than Sanga in last season. Shewag with AVG 97.4, Swann winning many matches for his team in last calendar year, both are well ahead of many players.

    And NEUTRAL FAN, I am sorry to say that "Talking abt losing Credibility, It's not ICC awards its Your words". Unfortunately your words didn't have better content to support, it's bit shaky either. To be precise, have some valuable points.

    At last My Choice is:

    Cricketer of the yr: SRT ODI Player of the year: Shane Watson Test Player of the year: Virendar Shewag

  • iammadhu on September 20, 2010, 18:36 GMT

    Sehwag Test player of year no doubt.. Sachin - ODI player of year (200 not out). rest i have no opinion really..

  • Stevo_ on September 20, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    Ponting the top scorer in ODIs but not added to the ODI list, sounds like some Aussie bashing to me.

  • jntucse on September 20, 2010, 18:15 GMT

    results for ICC awards: Cricketer of the year: SACHIN TENDULKAR test player of the year:Virender sehwag ODI player of the year:Shane watson Emerging player:Angelo mathews Twenty twenty international performance of the year:Mike Hussy 60*

  • Something_Witty on September 20, 2010, 17:56 GMT

    I have to agree with Neutral Fan. Just this once.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 20, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    Sachin is not only the best batsman..............but also the greatest cricketer of all time....

    He has had to bear back-breaking pressure for 20yrs and is still doing better than many others...

    He deserves to win all 3 awards....

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on September 20, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    Aaaah,! Sorry, I meant Jaywardene not Sangakarra. Jaywardene deserves to be shortlisted ahead of Sehwag and Swann for cricketer of the yr. due to his performances in ALL THREE formats.

  • pulkitsharma.iitkgp on September 20, 2010, 17:12 GMT

    Well the awards are straight forward according to performances

    Test Player of the Year: Virender Sehwag ODI Player of the Year: Shane Watson Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Kurapati on September 20, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    Let me take a guess!! Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the Year: Virender Sehwag ODI Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar Emerging player of the Year: Angelo Mathews (I don't know why the hell Umar Akmal is in there) T20 Performance of the Year: Micheal Hussey

    Anyone on here who goes with me!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alexk400 on September 20, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    Sehwag should win Tets player of the year and cricketer of the year. India is number 1 because of his batting with horrendous bowling unit.

    India's number 1 ranking should give weightage to sehwag.

    Amla was good run machine but he did n't really change the fortune like Sehwag does for india.

    Steyn is great deadly bowler if condition is swinging. Pretty much it.

    Swann did help england with his spin. But england fortune is upscale mainly because strauss found form with his batting. He held the batting for england with pieterson out of form. Swan is a decent spinner. People are not afraid of him. You can negate swann if you give respect his bowling. Not great , not bad type of bowler.

    I say Sehwag is overwhelming choice for cricketer of the year and Test player of the year award. if he gets it again it gives some kind of recognizition for these ICC award.

  • jonesy2 on September 20, 2010, 15:52 GMT

    WHAT....A......JOKE. simple as that

  • on September 20, 2010, 14:50 GMT

    WHERE IS THE TAMIM IQBAL? HIS RECORDS ARE MUCH BETTER THAN SEHWAG AND HASHIM AMAL IN 2010. TAMIM HAS GOOD AVERAGE AND STRIKE RATE. HE HAS 2 CENTURIES IN A ROW. HE PLAYED GOOD CRICKET WHOLE YEAR WITH HIS WRIST INJURY. THIS IS ONE SIDED JUDGEMENT OF THE ICC. AND A BAD EXAMPLE IN WORLD CRICKET.

  • Lion_of_Lanka on September 20, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    First of all NOTHING AGAINST India and I hope SRT wins the cricketer of the year award but who in their right mind nominated India for spirit of cricket award? I mean Bangladesh would've been a much better choice. I know SL won't win the award after the Randhiv incident but India? The team that has Yuvraj, Dancing Sree and Angry Bhajji? If you look it at it that way then, SA would've been a much better? Anyway being nominated doesn't mean they'll win (they shouldn't!) and NZ deserve to win the award. As for t20 performance, eventhough I love Mahela and he's a great t20 player, the award should go to hussey since it is the T20 performance award. Hussey's knock against PAK was the knock of the tournament.

  • sreeganesh on September 20, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    I thout Sachin's was 2nd odi double century aftr Aussie woman B J Clark

  • on September 20, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    others can't compete wid SRT ....so Cricketer of the Year award 'll go to legend of cricket SRT...........

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on September 20, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    Sigh, still can't take this seriously. How is Shane Watson (an all-rounder who bats,bowls and fields well) who has performed in ALL THREE formats of the game not short listed for cricketer of the yr? He is actually the most deserving of the award but is not even shortlisted. Sangakarra has also performed really well in ALL THREE formats but yet still Sehwag and Swann are there ahead of him. Sachin has done really well but sorry, whenever an all-rounder does well, persons who only bat or only bowl need to take a seat and those who play all 3 formats should be rewarded for that as well. Really, the ICC awards have been losing credibility, at least the list is not as bad as last yr.

  • on September 20, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    selection of Ryan Harris is stupid,on good series and some decent performances in very few games that he has played,he was good but in a time span of one year,you need more performances,i also expected Watson in test and cricketer of the year awards,Amla and Sehwag are the major contenders,I would pick Sehwag for cricketer and Amla for test,Watson will be ODI player with close competition with Sachin,Hussey is my T20 winner with Mccullum as close competition and Matthews will be the emerging player,it was Amir's award but its sad what happened with him,the day pakistani's start using their brains this world will be a better place!

  • Gopes_On_Dopes on September 20, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    From the list, here's my picks:

    Cricketer of the Year - Sachin Test Cricketer of the Year - Sehwag ODI Cricketer of the Year - Watson T20 Performance of the Year - Hussey Emerging player - Akmal

  • on September 20, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    I jus cant believe dhoni is nt n list of best odi player. . .

  • Lava_Ind on September 20, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    Cricketer of the year : Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the year : Virendra Sehwag ODI Player of the year : AB De villiers Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Michael Hussey 60* v Pakistan

  • Gopes_On_Dopes on September 20, 2010, 13:07 GMT

    A couple of questions for the ICC. In the people's choice awards released last month, the nominees were Tendulkar, AB, Hussey, Strauss and Mahela. Why are the two lists so different is really puzzling. Secondly the emerging player of the year award nominees leaves a lot to be desired. Cant understand the exclusion of Aameer and Morgan and the inclusion of Finn and Paine!! For Aameer, if the reason is the spot-fixing allegations, then it is sad indeed as it has to be proven first and only then can you do something like this. ICC leaves a lot to be desired as usual.

  • Something_Witty on September 20, 2010, 13:04 GMT

    Seriously... Tendulkar? Please. Just because it's Tendulkar doesn't mean the board has to bow and scrape to him. Only Indians think of him as a God...

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    Tendulkar should get all three awards,he is the right person took all this..i hope he going cross 100 century in is Cricket

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:55 GMT

    My Choice:: Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the Year: Virender Sehwag ODI Player of the Year: Shane Watson Emerging Player of the Year: Umar Akmal

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:49 GMT

    Come on Sachin. You are the best. none of the cricketer from now or future can't beat u.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 20, 2010, 12:30 GMT

    Quite deservingly the greatest batsman of all time,sachin, has been named in prominent lists....

    He should also be included in hall of fame ASAP

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  • Gupta.Ankur on September 20, 2010, 12:30 GMT

    Quite deservingly the greatest batsman of all time,sachin, has been named in prominent lists....

    He should also be included in hall of fame ASAP

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:49 GMT

    Come on Sachin. You are the best. none of the cricketer from now or future can't beat u.

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:55 GMT

    My Choice:: Cricketer of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the Year: Virender Sehwag ODI Player of the Year: Shane Watson Emerging Player of the Year: Umar Akmal

  • on September 20, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    Tendulkar should get all three awards,he is the right person took all this..i hope he going cross 100 century in is Cricket

  • Something_Witty on September 20, 2010, 13:04 GMT

    Seriously... Tendulkar? Please. Just because it's Tendulkar doesn't mean the board has to bow and scrape to him. Only Indians think of him as a God...

  • Gopes_On_Dopes on September 20, 2010, 13:07 GMT

    A couple of questions for the ICC. In the people's choice awards released last month, the nominees were Tendulkar, AB, Hussey, Strauss and Mahela. Why are the two lists so different is really puzzling. Secondly the emerging player of the year award nominees leaves a lot to be desired. Cant understand the exclusion of Aameer and Morgan and the inclusion of Finn and Paine!! For Aameer, if the reason is the spot-fixing allegations, then it is sad indeed as it has to be proven first and only then can you do something like this. ICC leaves a lot to be desired as usual.

  • Lava_Ind on September 20, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    Cricketer of the year : Sachin Tendulkar Test Player of the year : Virendra Sehwag ODI Player of the year : AB De villiers Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Michael Hussey 60* v Pakistan

  • on September 20, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    I jus cant believe dhoni is nt n list of best odi player. . .

  • Gopes_On_Dopes on September 20, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    From the list, here's my picks:

    Cricketer of the Year - Sachin Test Cricketer of the Year - Sehwag ODI Cricketer of the Year - Watson T20 Performance of the Year - Hussey Emerging player - Akmal

  • on September 20, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    selection of Ryan Harris is stupid,on good series and some decent performances in very few games that he has played,he was good but in a time span of one year,you need more performances,i also expected Watson in test and cricketer of the year awards,Amla and Sehwag are the major contenders,I would pick Sehwag for cricketer and Amla for test,Watson will be ODI player with close competition with Sachin,Hussey is my T20 winner with Mccullum as close competition and Matthews will be the emerging player,it was Amir's award but its sad what happened with him,the day pakistani's start using their brains this world will be a better place!